Schroeder Hall to reopen in early September

Schroeder Hall to reopen in early September

SCHROEDER, Texas – Schroeder Hall, along with other bar venues, were forced to close their doors due to state orders from the governor after a resurgence of COVID-19 cases earlier this summer. Now, an update in guidelines will allow these bars to reopen, as long as they maintain 50 percent capacity and make and sell food that tally gross receipts from April 1 through the end of July to show that less than 51 percent of their sales came from alcohol as opposed to food or merchandise.

“This has been a tremendously difficult year for us in many ways, having to have been closed for two months,” co-owner Christine Krause said. “We were literally just getting back into the swing of things, and then all the sudden out of nowhere you have to be closed.”

This includes bars with a food truck permanently parked on the property.

Morrison said this is also good news for Brown Bag Saloon and Greek’s 205, located in Victoria.

“So we’re really excited for them, we’ve got businesses that of course are desperate and they were ready and geared up with all their food right before the last shutdown and we’re so glad to be able to help them get that worked out and determined,” said Texas State House Representative District 30 (R) Geanie Morrison.

But the dance hall won’t open just yet, it’s in the middle of some much-needed renovations, along with the installation of an outdoor movie screen, projector and sound system.

“I would just like to say thank you to representative Geanie Morrison and I would like to say thank you to the community for all the support we received, all the positive comments, everyone saying they are ready to come back out,” Krause said.

Krause went on to say, the live music venue will be ready to facilitate some much-needed family time once renovations are completed in early September.